Verbascum thapsus

Folk names: Candlewick, Hag's Taper, Graveyard Dust, Torches, Wild Ice Leaf

Warning: Skin irritation

Otherwise safe, Mullein leaf is covered in fine hairs that can cause irritation of the skin.

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antispasmodic

  • Expectorant

  • Lung Tonic

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?

Planet: Saturn, Pluto
Element: Fire
Gender: Feminine

Astrological Sign: Capricorn


  • Jupiter (Greek)

Parts Used: Leaves, Flowers, Roots
Chakra: Third Eye

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine: Jia yan ji

Taste: Bitter (Mild)

Energy: Cooling, Moistening

Mullein in Action

The Bat & Raven offers these products that utilize the properties of Mullein.

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​Magical Uses

  • Communication

  • Courage

  • Divination

  • Dream

  • Exorcism

  • Health

  • Honesty with Oneself

  • Love

  • Peace

  • Protection

  • Psychic Connection

  • Restoration

  • Safe Travel

  • Self Understanding

  • Spirit Communication

  • Spiritual Cleansing

  • Strength

  • Truth

  • Ward Against Nightmares